Our Focus


We produce musical theatre workshops and productions that educate and entertain the community.


We create opportunities for young people to experience musical theatre through workshops and performance.


We award grants to artists and organizations that enhance the musical theatre community and other artistic venues.

Latest News

GIRLHOOD – take a peek

GIRLHOOD the musical was a hit this week at Bravo Performing Arts in Oak Park, IL.  Tina Reynolds directed 23 tweens as they performed 19 songs!  Standing ovations every night and the crowd went cra

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Tech rehearsals can be brutal!

Tech rehearsals can be brutal.  Brutal for everyone.  I remember being in a tech rehearsal for five hours and that was just for the first act.  What is a tech rehearsal?  This is the first time wh

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The results of a reading…

“I don’t think a compass works at the North Pole.” She was correct. “You cannot see Polaris from the southern hemisphere.” He was correct. “When do we get to see Grace have her “moment o

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Surround yourself!!

At this year’s Tony Awards, Andre De Shields won the award for Best Featured Actor for his performance in HADESTOWN.  Mr. De Shields is 73 years old and has been acting for half a century.  And th

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Twenty Three

  Twenty-three.  There are twenty-three kids in Bravo Performing Art’s production of GIRLHOOD.  “Well, I wanted to have about 34, but we were a bit under enrollment this year” the directo

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Musical Theatre and Modern Dance

William Reilly’s Academy of Ballet is where I was a scholarship dance student.  I was a boy, with no dance training – other than a few shows I had performed in.  And because of my gender (a shor

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